Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 152 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 327 Show data context 199 Show data context
Wood and paper 136 Show data context 561 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 146 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 144 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 228 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 543 Show data context 3,356 Show data context
Wood and paper 310 Show data context 113 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 203 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 137 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 52 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 220 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 474 Show data context 2,786 Show data context
Wood and paper 403 Show data context 293 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 283 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 169 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 183 Show data context 69 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 351 Show data context 150 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 362 Show data context 809 Show data context
Wood and paper 238 Show data context 156 Show data context
Chemicals 123 Show data context 60 Show data context
Low tech 309 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 345 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 477 Show data context 174 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 410 Show data context 193 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 275 Show data context 560 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,253 Show data context 1,092 Show data context
Chemicals 301 Show data context 116 Show data context
Low tech 218 Show data context 17 Show data context
High tech. 433 Show data context 32 Show data context
Other 1,208 Show data context 419 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 315 Show data context 74 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 136 Show data context 497 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,382 Show data context 1,601 Show data context
Chemicals 490 Show data context 389 Show data context
Low tech 282 Show data context 115 Show data context
High tech. 671 Show data context 89 Show data context
Other 659 Show data context 252 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 244 Show data context 69 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 177 Show data context 246 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,392 Show data context 2,023 Show data context
Chemicals 951 Show data context 348 Show data context
Low tech 2,092 Show data context 519 Show data context
High tech. 8,779 Show data context 2,089 Show data context
Other 701 Show data context 692 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 1841 Census of Great Britain, Occupations, Table [1] , 'Occupation Abstract'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 17 , 'Occupations of Males aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 18 , 'Occupations of Females aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1881 - 1991 Census of Population
1971 1971 Census of England and Wales, Economic activity County Leaflets, Table 3 , 'Industry and status by area of workplace and sex', for 'County, county boroughs, urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more, conurbation centres'

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Our presentation of long-run trends in economic activity is based around the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification, but in that Manufacturing is treated as just one of twenty-one "Sections". Earlier classifications provide far more detail of manufacturing, so to present some of that detail in long-run perspective here we use a seven-way sub-classification of manufacturing used by the 2011 Census of England and Wales (unfortunately equivalent detail is not available from the Scottish 2011 census). "High-tech" i...


ncludes electronics and aircraft manufacture, but also cars, shipbuilding and making any kind of machinery. Here we break the numbers in each industry down by gender, but this is not possible with the 2011 data, only with the re-districted and re-classified historical statisics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Dacorum District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd September 2020